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Harriette A. Wells Royce Journals, 1845-1849
1 box ( 5 linear in.)
Collection number: MS 0581 (LD 7096.6 x1847 Wells)

Royce, Harriette A. Wells, 1827-1892; Student. Attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, 1845-1846. Papers consist of journals. Primarily noting her daily activities at Mount Holyoke and her life upon return to the family farm.

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South Hadley, MA

Biographical Note

Harriette A. Wells Royce was born on Novemeber 22, 1827. She lived in New Handford, New York, and attended Mount Holyoke Seminary from 1845-1846 (x1847). On October 25, 1848 she married Julius Royce. Harriette A. Wells Royce died in 1892 in New Jersey.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Harriet A. Wells Royce Journals describe her activities as a student at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, 1845-1846, and her subsequent domestic work and social life after returning to the family farm in New Handford, New York. Includes references to her courtship and marriage (1848) to Julius Royce.

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Harriette A. Wells Royce Journals, Mount Holyoke College, Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, Massachusetts.

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  • College students Massachusetts History Sources.
  • Courtship United States History Sources.
  • Family United States History Sources.
  • Farm life New York (State) New Hartford History Sources.
  • Home economics United States History Sources.
  • Marriage United States History Sources.
  • Mount Holyoke Female Seminary History Sources.
  • New Hartford (N.Y.) Social life and customs Sources.
  • Royce, Harriette A. Wells, 1827-1892.
  • Royce, Julius.
  • Wells family.
  • Women Health and hygiene United States History Sources.
  • Women United States Social conditions Sources.
  • Women college students Massachusetts History Sources.

Genre terms
  • Diaries.

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